The Nikkei falls 0.06% due to the possible extension of the state of health alert

The Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 0.06% on Tuesday in its main indicator, the Nikkei, in a session marked by concerns related to the possibility of the current period of health emergency being extended by COVID-19.

The Nikkei, which groups the 225 most representative stocks on the market, today lost 12.03 points, up to 19,771.19 points.

For its part, the Topix, which includes the firms with the largest capitalization, rose 0.13% or 1.90 points, to 1,449.15 units.

Operators, analysts said, were not overly optimistic about reports anticipating the possibility that the health emergency approved by the Shinzo Abe government to further spread the coronavirus pandemic could spread beyond May 6.

The Softbank technology group, one of the heavyweights of the Tokyo parquet, was able to finish in green, with an advance of 0.39%, exactly the same profit as Toyota.

Instead, Nintendo was not so lucky, because it lost 1.32%, nor Sony, which fell 0.23%.

Nissan Motor, for its part, finished with an increase of 1.91%, but at the end of the session announced that it plans to close with losses its most recent fiscal year, ended on March 31 last.

In the Topix group today 1,330 titles went up, 757 went down and 83 ended unchanged.

The volume of operations was 2.11 trillion yen (18.230 million euros / 19.748 million dollars).


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